SEC Network to Simulcast Iron Bowl with Finebaum Viewing Option; Airs SEC Nation live from the Egg Bowl
SEC Network will surround Thanksgiving weekend's legendary Southeastern Conference rivalry games - the Iron Bowl and the Egg Bowl - with an expanded layer of in-depth studio and live game coverage. In addition to airing Georgia Tech at No. 10 Georgia and Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SEC Network will televise SEC Nation live from Oxford, Miss., the site of the Egg Bowl, and provide an alternate viewing option for the Iron Bowl.
Both the Iron Bowl (No. 14 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama) and the Egg Bowl (No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 8 Ole Miss) match a Top 15 team facing an in-state rival currently ranked in the Top Four of the College Football Playoff Rankings.
Iron Bowl - No. 14 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama
ESPN will televise the Iron Bowl (Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7:45 p.m. ET) for the first time since 2007 and feature the SEC Network's lead commentating team of Brent Musburger, analyst Jesse Palmer and reporter Maria Taylor.
SEC Network will carry a complimentary viewing option to ESPN's game coverage in which Paul Finebaum watches the game with analysts in the SEC Network studios as it plays out. Finebaum Film Room: Iron Bowl Live begins at 7 p.m. and will include analysts Marcus Spears, Greg McElroy, Cole Cubelic and Booger McFarland discussing the game and breaking down plays.
The simulcast will also gauge fan reaction with live callers, a trademark of The Paul Finebaum Show that has cemented him as an integral player in the Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry.
Egg Bowl - No. 4 Miss State at No. 8 Ole Miss
SEC Nation will preview a full day of SEC football with on-site coverage of the scene in Oxford, Ms., prior to the Top 10 matchup of No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 8 Ole Miss. The two-hour pregame show will be live from The Grove 9-11 a.m. CT/10-noon ET with its full slate of SEC experts: Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum alongside host Joe Tessitore and reporter Kaylee Hartung. This will mark the traveling pregame show's second trip to The Grove this season.
Following the show, SEC Network will feature a doubleheader of Rivalry Week action with Georgia facing Georgia Tech as it fights to remain a contender from the East for the SEC Football Championship Game and Tennessee at Vanderbilt as the Volunteers look to secure one last win to become bowl eligible for the first time in four years.
SEC Network schedule highlights:
Date Time (ET) Telecast/Commentators
Sat, Nov. 29
10 a.m. SEC Nation
Joe Tessitore, Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum & Kaylee Hartung
Noon Georgia Tech at No. 10 Georgia
Dave Neal, Andre Ware & Laura Rutledge
4 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt
Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb & Heather Mitts
7 p.m. Finebaum Film Room: Iron Bowl Live
No. 14 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama
Paul Finebaum, Greg McElroy, Cole Cubelic, Marcus Spears, Booger McFarland
*Rankings as of Nov. 18
The SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will carry SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men's basketball games, 60 women's basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC's 21 sports annually. Programming will also include in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information, original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. AT&T U-verse(R) TV, Bright House Networks, Charter, Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DISH, Google Fiber, LUS Fiber, Mediacom, PTC Communications, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Wilkes Telephone, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC and will carry the television network nationwide at launch. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively as SEC Network+ events on WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com through authenticated access from AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, and members of the NCTC, NRTC and NTTC.